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Sat, 14 Sep 2013, 18:36 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   17 Al Ackerman                          3002 Pat Ross                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004 10.252  88.41                           No Time      
         F/D Index: 8.59 (+/-):  1.662             E/A Index: 8.28 (+/-): 91.719
 Qualified:             #8  7.968 -0.622                       #24  7.793 -0.487
6:13 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.35 inches, adjusted altitude 25,545 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Ross doesn't make the call to the line giving Ackerman the win. Ackerman gets about 400 feet out and backs off the throttle.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  277 Larry Pritchett                      2262 Mark Moreland                
E1   ****WINNER****  2.246 No Time                                 No Time      
        B/SM Index: 8.60 (+/-): 91.399            F/SM Index: 9.26 (+/-): 90.739
 Qualified:            #15  8.007 -0.593                       #31  9.186 -0.074
Moreland doesn't make the call and gives Pritchett the win. Pritchett takes the tree and backs off the line.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                           2347 Tony Terry                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  8.809 115.65                           No Time      
        B/TA Index: 8.79 (+/-):  0.019            E/AA Index: 8.31 (+/-): 91.689
 Qualified:            #10  8.170 -0.620                       #26  7.850 -0.460
Terry doesn't show giving the win to Brown. Brown backs off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   21 Glen Treadwell                       1127 William Scott                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.156  8.944 112.02                    -0.028  6.981 190.94
        E/EA Index: 8.94 (+/-):  0.004            B/DA Index: 7.39 (+/-): -0.409
 Qualified:             #9  8.320 -0.620                       #25  6.923 -0.467
Scott leaves too early and fouls giving the win to Treadwell.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  104 Frank Affronti                       2229 Lonnie Johnson               
E1                   0.140  7.740 171.40     ****WINNER****  0.069  7.060 193.79
        B/EA Index: 8.30 (+/-): -0.560            B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.510
 Qualified:             #5  7.656 -0.644                       #21  7.048 -0.522
Affronti is a little late off the line and can't hold off Johnson.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   13 Steve Szupka                         2211 Van Puckett                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.061  8.684 117.99                    -0.017  8.611 126.35
        G/EA Index: 8.74 (+/-): -0.056            G/AA Index: 8.85 (+/-): -0.239
 Qualified:            #32  8.822  0.082                       #16  8.260 -0.590
Puckett leaves too early and gives the win to Szupka.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   33 Chuck Haubiel                           5 Arnie Martel                 
E1                  -0.013  8.326 149.36     ****WINNER****  0.067  8.586 118.84
        C/SM Index: 8.76 (+/-): -0.434            B/EA Index: 8.30 (+/-):  0.286
 Qualified:            #18  8.193 -0.567                        #2  7.628 -0.672
Haubiel turns on the red light and gives the win to Martel.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1251 Joe Carnasciale                        34 Brian Browell                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.046  9.948 103.76                    -0.004  7.558 140.28
       I/SMA Index: 9.62 (+/-):  0.328             D/D Index: 7.79 (+/-): -0.232
 Qualified:             #4  8.971 -0.649                       #20  7.227 -0.563
Browell just misses the tree and gives the win to Carnasciale.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   25 Lee Sharp                              24 David Rampy                  
E1                   0.030  8.358 160.06     ****WINNER****  0.013  7.270 163.53
       D/SMA Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.582            A/EA Index: 7.84 (+/-): -0.570
 Qualified:            #22  8.420 -0.520                        #6  7.209 -0.631
David Rampy's MOV: 0.0059 seconds (approximately 17 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Frank Aragona                         106 Vinny Barone                 
E1                   0.121  8.082 162.29     ****WINNER****  0.049  8.273 161.69
        F/ED Index: 8.63 (+/-): -0.548            D/EA Index: 8.80 (+/-): -0.527
 Qualified:            #17  8.053 -0.577                        #1  8.105 -0.695
Aragona is late off the line and can't run down Barone.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3308 John Frech                           1995 Rob Carpenter                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.076  8.108 142.42                     0.002  8.798 153.35
         F/D Index: 8.59 (+/-): -0.482           D/SMA Index: 8.94 (+/-): -0.142
 Qualified:            #12  7.985 -0.605                       #28  8.719 -0.221


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2788 Anthony Mangrum                       361 Bo Butner                    
E1                  -0.057  6.731 208.04     ****WINNER****  0.057  8.567 161.57
         A/A Index: 7.11 (+/-): -0.379            E/SM Index: 9.00 (+/-): -0.433
 Qualified:            #27  6.740 -0.370                       #11  8.381 -0.619
Mangrum fouls on the line and gives the win to Butner.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2126 Michael Hardee                        368 Fred Allen                   
E1                   0.094 10.169  94.32     ****WINNER****  0.055  8.198 133.92
       D/SMA Index: 8.94 (+/-):  1.229            B/SR Index: 8.38 (+/-): -0.182
 Qualified:            #23  8.424 -0.516                        #7  7.755 -0.625
Hardee has problems late in the run and backs off the throttle.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2895 Alan Rose                            199K Kyle Cultrera                
E1                   0.174  7.184 191.62     ****WINNER****  0.042  9.229 123.35
        B/AA Index: 7.57 (+/-): -0.386            H/EA Index: 9.61 (+/-): -0.381
 Qualified:            #29  7.391 -0.179                       #13  9.008 -0.602
Rose is late off the line and can't run down Cultrera.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   15 Calvin Hill                          7004 Art Hodges                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.041  8.391 152.74                     0.129  8.846 111.98
        D/EA Index: 8.80 (+/-): -0.409             C/A Index: 7.89 (+/-):  0.956
 Qualified:            #14  8.203 -0.597                       #30  7.728 -0.162
Hodges gets out of the groove, makes a move to the left, then has to back off the throttle before talking out a timing block.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 213A Anthony Bertozzi                     1262 Kevin Houghtaling            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027  7.855 156.17                     0.062  8.767 145.52
        B/SR Index: 8.38 (+/-): -0.525             H/A Index: 9.26 (+/-): -0.493
 Qualified:            #19  7.816 -0.564                        #3  8.606 -0.654
Bertozzi gets the advantage off the line and drives around Houghtaling for the win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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